Transforming our economy: Scaling up solutions

We live in a world facing many destructive and entwined crises – including growing inequality, climate change, poverty, pollution and human rights violations. Our current economic system is perpetuating and exacerbating these crises.

8th Feb 2018


Be Considered for the Mayor’s Green City Region Summit

INSPIRATION. DIALOGUE. RESOLUTION. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham would like you to indicate your interest in attending the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21st March.

20th Jan 2018


Reasons for hope in the fight against global warming

All the good news about fighting climate change in one place. Despite a year of Donald Trump, there are solid grounds for optimism as global investment in clean energy soars. We’re 1 year on from Donald Trump’s inauguration. What a … Continue reading

19th Jan 2018


Join #PlasticFreeFriday

Every minute a truck load of plastic enters our oceans – harming turtles, whales and other much-loved animals.

16th Feb 2018


Call on the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) to stop funding gas pipelines (

On February 17th, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) consultation on providing €500 million for the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will close.

15th Feb 2018


Save Druridge: End Coal. Please email the government TODAY

A gorgeous stretch of coastline, Druridge Bay in Northumberland could soon be torn apart to create a huge opencast coal mine to claw out three million tonnes of coal.



October Waste campaign meeting

We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading

15th Oct 2017


#ProtectOurFutures action in Manchester

On Saturday 14 October, people across the world stood together in an international day of action to protect our futures from fossil fuel projects.

12th Oct 2017

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Getting the North on Track: our Message to Conservative Conference

On the morning of Monday 2nd October, “Thomas the Tank engine” and a pre-pay meter, helped transport campaigners ask Conservative Party conference delegates to put some money in the electricity meter to help fund the rail electrification programme that the … Continue reading

2nd Oct 2017


Further blow for fracking as equipment removed from Ryedale site

Government urged to pull the plug on dirty energy

7th Feb 2018


New UK emissions data: UK transport sector stuck in the slow lane on tackling climate change

Minister urged to get tougher on slashing climate-wrecking emissions UK transport sector is still failing to play its part in tackling climate change, says Friends of the Earth as official figures  revealed a reduction in UK greenhouse gas emissions in … Continue reading

6th Feb 2018


Celebration as Derbyshire County Council reject INEOS application

Derbyshire County Council planners today voted to reject the application by chemicals giant INEOS to conduct exploratory drills for shale gas on Bramleymoor Lane, in North East Derbyshire, to the delight of campaigners. This is the latest in a spate … Continue reading

5th Feb 2018


Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the ‘Congestion Conversation’

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the … Continue reading

2nd Nov 2017

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Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS refresh – consultation responses

Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.

9th Oct 2017


Our response to DEFRA consultation on Improving Air Quality

On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation.

15th Jun 2017